MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

June 8, 2014

Second Big 12 team to CWS: Texas Tech joins Texas, TCU still has shot


Associated Press

— Dylan Dusek turned in his fourth consecutive scoreless start and Texas Tech advanced to the College World Series for the first time with a 1-0 victory over the College of Charleston on Sunday in Lubbock, Texas.

The Red Raiders (45-22) join Texas in punching tickets to Omaha and the College World Series later this week. Texas finished a sweep of Houston on Saturday.

Dusek (8-0) worked five-plus innings, gave up three hits and walked one as Texas Tech (45-20) swept the best-of-three series with back-to-back 1-0 triumphs over the Cougars. Cameron Smith, Dominic Moreno and Jonny Drozd combined to work the final four innings for the Red Raiders.

TCU was denied a chance to join Tech and Texas, at least for a day. Aaron Brown pitched seven scoreless innings and made a game-saving throw from center field as Pepperdine beat the Frogs 3-2 on Sunday night, forcing a deciding third game Monday.